Captain Azhar Ali has the trio of pace to deliver
In August, England will host Pakistan in a series of three tests followed by the highest amount of T20I. This will also mark Pakistan’s first foray into international cricket after the pandemic break. Before the series, Pakistan Test Captain Azhar Ali believes that the rhythm trio pace attack of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Mohammad Hasnain has “immense potential to succeed in English conditions.”
Pakistan has always bragged about a deadly beat attack and Afridi and Naseem are expected to play a crucial role in the Test series, while Hasnain will likely only appear in the T20 series.
Afridi has become the spearhead of Pakistan’s rhythm attack despite being only 20 years old, while Naseem, who is only 17 years old, holds the record for being the second youngest bowler to take a five and the youngest to claim a hat-trick in Test cricket.
As for Hasnain, who is 20 years old, he holds the record for being the youngest player to claim a hat-trick at a T20 International.
“I think we have a swing and pace attack that can give England a run for its money.” Young people like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah or Mohammad Hasnain have immense potential to succeed in English conditions, while we also have a lot of experience in our bowling alley, “said Azhar.
Pakistan is slated to play three Tests and three T20 Internationals against England, with the first Test beginning on August 5 and the T20 series beginning on August 28.